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Oct
20
2017

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Clinton O. Longenecker will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – Clinton O. Longenecker, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the University of Toledo and finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his lecture "Career Success and Survival in the 21st Century: The Mandate for Life-long Learning." The public lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room 240, 1621 S. Third St.

Oct
20
2017

Baylor’s Parchman Lectures on Oct. 24 and 25 Will Address Impact of Martin Luther

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) — Renowned theologian Robert A. Kolb, Ph.D., will present three lectures with a theme of “What Did Martin Luther Change, and Why?” as George W. Truett Theological Seminary hosts the annual Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowed Lecture series Oct. 24 and 25.

Oct
20
2017

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.

Oct
20
2017

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.

Oct
20
2017

This Week at Baylor: Oct. 22-29, 2017

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several lectures on religion, science and climate change along with a variety of concerts, movies and guest speakers.

Oct
19
2017

Baylor Homecoming Parade to Be Broadcast Live on KCEN-TV Ch. 6

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will team up to broadcast and live stream the 108th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade with live coverage from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.

Oct
19
2017

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Reformation

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) — The annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Oct. 25-27 will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation, one of the most significant times in the history of Christianity.

Oct
19
2017

Students and Faculty Help Harvey Survivors Rebuild during Fall Break

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) — Although most of the world only pays attention to natural disasters when they are in the headlines, the residents who live in the impacted areas are left to pick up the pieces and begin the long, emotional process of rebuilding their homes and their lives. Instead of going home or traveling during Baylor’s Fall Break, a group of students, faculty and staff used this time of rest to serve the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fifty-five students and three faculty members joined Baylor Missions on a mission trip to provide a helping hand to families in Houston as they work to restore their lives.

Oct
18
2017

Faculty-In-Residence Program Benefits Students, Faculty and Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – It began in 2004 when a distinguished engineering professor, Walter Bradley, and his wife, Ann, moved into Texana House to live among students. Today, Baylor University’s faculty-in-residence program is highly competitive, employs 15 faculty throughout campus and serves as a model that brings representatives from numerous universities to campus to learn more.

Oct
18
2017

What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

Waco, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.

Oct
17
2017

Baylor Homecoming Events - Oct. 19-21, 2017

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) — The Baylor Family will unite Oct. 19-21 to celebrate the 108th anniversary of Baylor Homecoming, the oldest collegiate homecoming in the nation. Below is information about the main events and traditions.

Oct
17
2017

Baylor School of Education Graduate Honored with Statewide Award

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) – For the second year in a row, a Baylor University School of Education student teacher has been named Clinical Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas by the Texas Directors of Field Experience (TDFE), the organization of faculty members within university teacher-education programs who supervise field experiences of students.

Oct
17
2017

Baylor University Hosts Discussion Panel with Orthodox Monks

Waco, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR), Department of Spiritual Life and Great Texts Honors College will host the panel discussion “Theology and the Human Act of Making: Bonadventure, Mechanical Arts and the Fine Arts,” on Thursday.

Oct
17
2017

United Way of Waco-McLennan County Honors President Livingstone with ‘Born Learning Trail’ at Local Park

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., often reminiscences about her father’s college degree opening the door of opportunity for his children. Now, thanks to United Way of Waco-McLennan County (UWWMC) and support from Baylor, young children and their families will be on that same educational path through the first “Born Learning Trail” dedicated in Livingstone’s honor at a Waco park.

Oct
16
2017

Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2017) – The new film “Marshall” – a legal thriller about Thurgood Marshall, an American Civil Rights leader and the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American justice – didn’t break the box office’s Top 10 during its opening weekend. But don’t count it out just yet, says a Baylor University movie marketing expert.

Oct
13
2017

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Neil K. Garg will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) – Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and finalist for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his public lecture, "How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA's Most Popular Classes," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Baylor Sciences Building Room B.110, 101 Bagby Ave.

Oct
13
2017

This Week at Baylor - Oct. 15-21, 2017

WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) — This week at Baylor there are numerous opportunities to attend interesting events as Baylor approaches Homecoming weekend.

Oct
12
2017

Dress for Success: Baylor’s Career and Professional Development Teams Up with JCPenney for “BU Suit Up” for Students

Waco, Texas (Oct. 12, 2017) – Resume, check. Interview, check. Professional wardrobe, check. Thanks to Baylor University’s Career and Professional Development (CPD) and its partnership with a Waco department store, students from all majors were able to afford new professional outfits on a college budget.

Oct
11
2017

Baylor to Honor Texas Family Businesses for Dedication to Community, Commitment to Employees

WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University will honor the 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners with a banquet on Nov. 3 at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Oct
11
2017

Baylor University to Inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone as University’s 15th President on Oct. 26

WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. Dr. Livingstone’s Inauguration will highlight a week of events, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.